Season 1, Episode 9

Indiana State Fair/Old Canal Days

The Indiana State Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country, with some of the best fair foods around. Noah constructs, and devours a Colossal Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the help of the state dairy association. Next he takes the classic elephant ear to the next level by packing it full of fruit filling before frying it up. YaYa's Tomato Balls, a Greek family favorite, is his final dish of the day. Then it's over to neighboring Illinois for Old Canal Days in Lockport. Noah samples some insanely loaded potato bites before chowing down on Chicago-style pizza pie. A uniquely sweet donut treat rounds out another day of carnival eating.
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Chicken Wing-Flavored Ice Cream

If you're brave enough to try this crazy ice cream flavor, it's sure to satisfy both your sweet-and-spicy palate.

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Double Bacon Cheeseburger on Doughnut Bun

This fair food might be king of the sweet-and-salty category, with the sugary doughnuts holding savory hamburger meat and cheese, topped with a salty slice of bacon.

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Fried Green Tomatoes With Ranch Dip

Sometimes you just want a good ol' comfort dish at the fair. These fried green tomatoes should hit the spot.

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Soft-Shell Crab Taco

Fans of seafood should visit Texas' Crab Fest for various sophisticated fish dishes like this soft-shell crab taco. (As if tacos weren't already delicious enough!)

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Fried Alligator on a Stick

Head down to Florida for the freshest interpretation of this fair food. We hear that it tastes just like chicken!

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Curly French Fries

Remember when we said "Go big or go home?" The same imperative applies to French fries.

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Apple Pie Fries

Apple pie is the American classic dessert and while it's usually sold as convenient hand pies at fairs and festivals, this interpretation as fries may be even more practical for on-the-go eating.

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Maple, Pecan and Bacon Funnel Cake

Bacon on top of a funnel cake? Yep, and topped with a little maple syrup, all the flavors meld together into one sweet-and-salty dream.

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Fried Frog Legs and Okra

Influenced by French ancestors, residents of the Deep South have been eating fried frog legs for centuries. And fried okra is a Southern staple as well.

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Minty Fried Grasshopper Pie

Chilled grasshopper pie's gooey, minty center and chocolate-cookie crust make it a refreshingly sweet treat. Deep-fry it, and the crispy outer layer creates a crispy, salty balance with the melted mint-chocolate filling.

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